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The seller said it dated from 1935 and had one spring missing (as well as the steering wheel).

The location was shown as being just off the Cobb Highway (B75) north of Hay NSW.

Apparently it has been wearing the registration 224.663 (instead of 224.662) which actually belongs to No.119, but I'm sure the Museum will put that right as they restore the bus back to its original Adelaide red and silver livery.

There are some surviving Adelaide trolleybuses but, as far as I know, this is the only remaining Adelaide MTT motorbus, so it's an important relic. Mat Foster normally sends me photos from New Zealand, but in June 2017 he sent me this picture (taken in August 2016) from Australia for a change.

Mat says "This bus used to run around the Gold Coast.

It's in a pretty bad state but was going away to have a full restoration and be used as a team tour bus on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.

It has a capacity of 170 passengers, which was a record high in Hong Kong at that time.

It's currently preserved in Sydney and a model of it is available for sale in the Museum's shop.

But the other (first) three of the original batch didn't go that way, and No.112 (c/n 13319, new in April 1947) remains as the sole survivor.Adelaide MTT bought fifteen CVG6s in 1947/48 (numbered 112 to 126) and fitted them with Commonwealth Engineering highbridge dual-entrance bodies.Unlike the majority of UK domestic sales of the CVG6, most exported chassis were 8 feet wide, and that's the case with the Adelaide batch.That process has been huge, and only now is the splendid new facility at Leichhardt, about 3 miles west of the city centre, able to open.A special preview day for invited guests took place just before Christmas 2015 and the official opening day was on 1 August 2016, after which it opened to the public on the first and third Sunday of each month.This picture was kindly sent to me by Garth Wyver in Australia.He helps out at the Sydney Bus Museum and tells me that next in line for restoration there is this rare and early Adelaide Daimler CVG6.Features of the Daimler CC bus include: - Timber frame chassis with steel flitch plates each side, hot riveted. - Daimler 3 speed roller chain drive gearbox (which reduced noise for bus passengers). Sydney AEC Regent 2338, freshly restored just in time for the opening of the new Museum premises.The Sydney Bus Museum was formed in 1986 at Tempe in south Sydney, but in 2010 the premises became a working bus depot and the Museum needed to move.Thanks to Garth for sharing an interesting discovery.UPDATE: In February 2018 this bus was advertised on Gumtree for AUD 8,000.


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